Robert Sean Leonard

American actor Robert Sean Leonard

Robert Sean Leonard is an American actor. He is best known for playing Dr. James Wilson on the television series House, M.D. and Neil Perry in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society. He regularly stars in Broadway and off-Broadway productions.
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Aisle View: The Shadow of R. Williams
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Jason Sudeikis in Dead Poets Society Photo: Joan Marcus John Doyle and the Classic Stage Company get much of Dead Poets Society--adapted by Tom Schulman from his 1989 screenplay--right, and we'll discuss that below. But they run smack dab into what we might as well call the Holly Golightly Curse: if you cannot expand on an existing property's power/charm/magic, let alone replicate it, you might just as well have stopped before you started. A significant audience will automatically be attracted by the title--Robin Williams, hey-I-loved-that-movie--but if you can't enhance the experience, they'll turn on you and grumble I should have just Netflixed it. This is the one where a junior class at a top-ranked prep school--circa 1959--have their little overachieving world shaken up by the arrival of charismatic English teacher John Keating (Jason Sudeikis), who commands them to tear pages out of the mandated poetry textbook and live the poetry instead. "Gather ye rosebuds wh...
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Theater: Upbeat "Bandstand," "Gin Game" Goes Bust, Slimmer Somewhat Satisfying "Rothschilds"
Huffington Post - over 2 years
THE BANDSTAND *** out of **** THE GIN GAME ** ROTHSCHILD & SONS ** 1/2 THE INN AT LAKE DEVINE ** THE BANDSTAND *** out of **** PAPERMILL PLAYHOUSE It's 1945 and the war veterans (and war bride) in The Bandstand have a dream: making it in New York City. Their chance is a big band showdown where one lucky act with the best new song paying tribute to our troops gets a shot at movie immortality. Surely the talented folks behind this new musical have the same dream: making it in New York City. Unquestionably, they've got a lot going for them: two very appealing leads, a brisk and propulsive visual style powered by director and choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and a family friendly story with some bite (namely, soldiers suffering from PTSD, something rarely discussed in connection with World War II). A little more visual pizazz (Cleveland doesn't look that different from NYC, for starters), some tightening in the books and lyrics, and especially a thoroughly reworked f...
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Staples chats with principal candidate Louis Moore
- almost 3 years
The library was unusually crowded during lunch on March 9 as students and teachers alike gathered to meet the second candidate hoping to become principal of Staples in the wake of current principal John Dodig’s retirement. While the candidate Louis Moore, called “Lou” by his friends, is currently principal of Ramapo High School in Oakland, NJ, he was also previously a history teacher in Ridgewood High School, the school actor Robert Sean Leonard from “Dead Poet Society” attended, and holds a PhD in history. Moore gestured with his hands as he spoke passionately about his love of learning and education that has developed over both the years spent earning his PhD and his 25 years working in schools. “You need to empower yourself and learning is the way to do that,” Moore said. The session started traditionally with students asking him questions from how many suits he owns (“Four ready-to-go suits and one emergency suit”) to tougher questions such as his views on the arts aspect...
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Falling Skies: Robert Sean Leonard Dishes On His Eccentric Dr. Roger Kadar
Access Hollywood - over 4 years
“House’s” Robert Sean Leonard popped up in the recent “Falling Skies” Season 3 premiere as mad scientist and underground dweller Dr. Roger Kadar, and although he didn’t appear in last Sunday’s episode, fear not fans — he will be back again.
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Sex tapes violated privacy of former Waffle House CEO, judge rules
Fox News - over 4 years
A Cobb County Superior Court Judge ruled Friday that a woman who secretly recorded herself engaged in a sex act with former Waffle House CEO Joe Rogers illegally violated his privacy. The Marietta Daily Journal reports Rogers' attorneys are hopeful that the judge's recent ruling will lead to charges of sexual abuse being dismissed. A former housekeeper for Rogers accused him of forcing her to perform sex acts with him to keep her job. Superior Court Judge Robert Leonard learned that the woman was sent to a private investigator's office and was given a spy camera that was used to record in Rogers' bedroom without his consent. Court documents say the woman also made 15 audio recordings of sexual encounters and kept a towel that held Rogers' DNA.
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IHT Quick Read: May 29
NYTimes - over 4 years
The Swiss government may disclose bank clients’ names; Thai students rebel against their education system; drones and graffiti in Berlin; a Polish film about a 2010 air crash; Robert Sean Leonard in London; renovation in limbo for Roland Garros.
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Guess Who's Playing Tessa's Mom On 'Suburgatory'?
Popeater - over 5 years
Malin Akerman's heading to Chatswin! According to TVLine, the actress will play Tessa's (Jane Levy) estranged mother Alex, described as a free-spirited singer/songwriter, on Season 2 of "Suburgatory." “I’m a huge, nerdy fan [of Malin's] and this was an extensive search for the right actress to play such a pivotal role in our show,” series creator Emily Kapnek said. “It turned out to be well worth the wait. She’s funny, gorgeous and incredibly charismatic, and I know her chemistry with Jeremy Sisto and Jane Levy is going to be off the charts. Malin is a comedy writer’s dream, both beautiful and comedically fearless. I’m over the moon about her agreeing to play Alex.” Known mostly for her films, Akerman's other TV appearances include "Childrens Hospital" and "How I Met Your Mother." In other casting news... There's going to be an "ER" reunion on "Falling Skies." "ER" alumna Gloria Reunion will reunite with Noah Wyle for a five-episode arc on Season 3 of the TN...
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'House' series finale provokes fan tears
LATimes - over 5 years
After eight seasons and several hundred brilliant diagnoses, there's no more "House." And though Dr. Gregory House was cantankerous and arrogant and made his own share of enemies, the end of the series brought out its fair share of tears both off-screen and on. Around 8.7 million viewers tuned in for "House's" final hurrah, up from the season average, which means many former fans returned just to see how the series would wrap up. (Warning: finale spoilers ahead.) And what they got was a funeral. Dr. House's funeral, to be precise. House was trapped in a burning building and before he could get out, the thing exploded on him. Cut to House's funeral. Except, of course, it only appeared House had died. Just as with Sherlock Holmes, who appeared to have died in a fall from the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland, House's demise was not what it seemed. Holmes survived the fall, and House survived the burning house. With the world thinking he was dead, House decided to spend the nex...
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'House' closes after 8 seasons of healing and pain
Blue Ridge Now - almost 6 years
NEW YORK (AP) — Whither Dr. Gregory House? Would the cantankerous hero of the Fox medical drama mend his ways or self-destruct for all time? That was the mystery as "House" barreled to its conclusion Monday night. In a recent interview, series star Hugh Laurie had teased that House was coming to the edge of a precipice eight years in the making: "Is he gonna step forward or step back? Is it life or is it death?" Viewers were rewarded with a satisfying answer in the one-hour finale. (Caution: Read no further if you want to preserve the surprise.) The episode began with a typical example of House's bedside manner. Patient: "I was in a car accident last month." House: "I won a swimming trophy in high school. Your turn." But this hospital encounter gave way to a House hallucination. He appeared to be in a bleak, abandoned factory loft with fire lashing around him and with that same patient, now dead, lying nearby. It was a typical example of "House" surrealism, as, intermitte...
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‘House’ to end 8 seasons of painful recognition
The Palm Beach Post - almost 6 years
Cast members Odette Annable, left, and Hugh Laurie pose together at the 'House' series finale wrap party. (AP photo) NEW YORK — It will be painful saying goodbye to House. The Fox medical drama concludes its eight-season run Monday with a series finale at 9 p.m. EDT, preceded by a one-hour retrospective. And with that, Hugh Laurie will be done as the show’s abrasive champion, Dr. Gregory House — unless, Laurie adds with a laugh, “someone comes up with an idea for a stage musical.” “I feel a huge satisfaction that we got to the end with our dignity intact,” he declares. “I never felt that we did anything that wasn’t true to the character or the show — like, ‘House gets a puppy.’ I think that’s quite an achievement.” No doubt. Sure, the medical mysteries that formed the core of most episodes inevitably grew a bit formulaic as the seasons piled up. (Didn’t each week’s patient always seem to start bleeding from a different orifice, bafflingly and life-threateningly, right on cu...
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TV Review: House 8.20, ‘Post Mortem’
Obsessed with Film - What Cultur - almost 6 years
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (WARNING: significant spoilers follow!) One more down, two to go. Then that’s all there is to House. So how well does this most recent episode stack up? We begin with a patient dying (and a cameo by this episode’s director, Peter Weller), and watch as her body gets taken to the morgue. There the medical examiner (I think that’s what he is, anyhow), begins the autopsy. He’s working along, criticizing Doctor Weller’s skills, and then starts to cut open his own face. Whee! House (Hugh Laurie) and team get involved, naturally. But it’s not long before House is whisked away by Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard). More about their antics in a bit. The patient turns out to be extremely critical of all the hospital doctors except House. Since House is gone, Chase (Jesse Spencer) handles the diagnostic process and claims it’s being done by House. The patient accepts this, though he really dislikes Chase and calls him out for basically not doing anything but livi...
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Funerals Held Saturday for Fallen Soldiers
Fox 8 Cleveland - almost 6 years
Laid to rest Saturday was 2nd Lt. David Edward Rylander, 23, of Stow, who was killed on May 2, when the army vehicle he was traveling in was hit by an IED in the Logar Province of Afghanistan. Family and friends honored the West Point graduate’s life at his funeral in Akron Saturday morning. Rylander was then buried at a cemetery in Rittman. Northeast Ohio said goodbye to another hero as well. A memorial service for a fallen soldier with ties to Northeast Ohio was held Saturday. Honor Guard present as the casket of Army PFC Michael Metcalf is led into The Gateway Church in Ashtabula.  Private Metcalf was a member of the elite 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division. Brigadier General John Baker said Private Metcalf was part of a quick response team on the way to assist other casualties when he was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.  “He was one of the All American heroes facing danger shoulder to shoulder with his fellow paratroopers in Afghan...
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Dr. Robert Leonard Selected to Present At International Conference in Athens, Greece
Newton Patch - almost 6 years
Dr. Robert Leonard, chief surgeon and founder of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates, has been selected to present at the annual DHI Academy Masters Meeting in Athens, Greece, on June 2nd. Dr. Leonard, an internationally recognized hair restoration expert, will deliver a presentation titled “Different Extraction Tools:  NeoGraft versus Manual Punch Techniques." NeoGraft™ is a revolutionary, automated surgical technique which provides patients with a more efficient, less traumatic harvest of donor hair. Dr. Leonard was the first hair restoration surgeon in New England to begin using NeoGraft™, and has more experience with NeoGraft™ than any other surgeon in this region. The Annual DHI Academy Masters Meeting is an international conference where the latest developments and techniques in Direct Hair Implantation are presented, analyzed and discussed. The conference will take place from May 30th to June 2nd.
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Galloway Patch - almost 6 years
William Ganiel, 81, of Galloway Twp., passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2012. He was born, raised and lived all of his life in Galloway. He was a presser with Pembroke Clothing Co. in Egg Harbor City and other clothing companies for over 30 years. He is predeceased by his parents, John and Elizabeth Ganiel, his son, William Michael; his granddaughter,  Jessica; his brothers, Leon, Robert, Leonard, and John; his sisters, Theresa, Cecelia, and Margaret. Mr. Ganiel is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Puhl) Ganiel; his sons, David, Gregory, and Mark; his daughters, Rose, Donna, Lisa, and Christina; also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Viewings will be 6 to 8 pm, Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Wimberg Funeral Home, 400 Liverpool Ave., Egg Harbor City, NJ  (609-965-0357) and 9 to 10 am, Friday, May 4, 2012 at St. NIcholas Church, 525 St. Louis Ave., Egg Harbor City, NJ with Mass of Christian Burial following at 10 am. Interment will follow at Germania Cemetery.  For di...
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TV Review: House 8.18, “Body and Soul”
Obsessed with Film - What Cultur - almost 6 years
[rating 4] (WARNING: significant spoilers ahead!) Well, here begins the final five episodes of House. Not to be confused, of course, with the Final Five from BSG. Anyhow. The case this week centers on a young Asian-American boy of Hmong descent who has vivid dreams of an old woman doing horrible things to him in his sleep. He wakes up from one of these nightmares and cannot breathe. Eventually he passes out. House (Hugh Laurie) and team investigate and begin throwing out the usual diagnostics and trying different treatments. Of course none of these work. The mother, turning desperate, begins paying attention to her father-in-law, who believes that the boy is possessed by evil spirits. When the kid apparently speaks in Hmong without any training in the language and then starts levitating, this is seen as evidence. The mother eventually consents to him performing an exorcism which finishes up at just about the same time as medicine is administered that cures the boy. The mothe...
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Ratings: House, Smash and Dancing Bounce Back
Seattle Pi - almost 6 years
Ratings: House, Smash and Dancing Bounce Back Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 11:53 a.m., Tuesday, April 24, 2012 With CBS in repeats Monday, House, Smash and Dancing with the Stars all saw improvements, but failed to top The Voice. The Voice was the top-rated show of the night, remaining steady with 10.1 million viewers and a 3.7 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. Smash (6.1 million, 2.1) rose 11 percent from last week's series low, helping NBC win the night in the demo. [...] rebounding from a series low was Dancing (17.3 million, 3.0), which gained about a million more eyeballs - and was the night's most-watched show - and inched up 3 percent in the demo. With an episode that revealed Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) has cancer, House (6.6 million, 2.3) jumped three-tenths in the demo from last...
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Odette Annable: 'House' Wrap Party
Just Jared - almost 6 years
Odette Annable stands close to hubby Dave Annable at the House series finale wrap party held at Cicada on Friday (April 20) in Los Angeles. The 26-year-old actress was joined by her House co-stars Hugh Laurie, Amber Tamblyn, Omar Epps, Jesse Spencer, Peter Jacobson, Charlyne Yi, Robert Sean Leonard and creator David Shore. “That’s a wrap folks. [H]ouse… I’ll miss you…” Odette tweeted earlier in the week. After eight seasons on the air, House creators announced the series ending earlier this year. You can catch the final episode of House on May 21. FYI: Dave is wearing Ermenegildo Zegna. 15+ pictures inside of Odette Annable and the cast of House at their wrap party…
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TV Review: House 8.16, “Gut Check”
Obsessed with Film - What Cultur - almost 6 years
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (WARNING: Significant spoilers follow) So last week, my DVR effed up and I didn’t get to see House. Now I’ve seen last week’s episode, and I’m reviewing it today. Look for this week’s episode to be reviewed tomorrow. I’ll say this for “Gut Check”: at least now I know why Andrew Sullivan spent so much time last week discussing fighting in hockey. I’m a fan of hockey (go, Coyotes!), and enjoy a good game, but I really, really hate the fighting and I wish it would go away. Fans of fighting, you have boxing, wrestling, ultimate fighting and a slew of other things. Let the rest of us have hockey. I mention this because this episode centers on a minor league hockey player who is an “enforcer”. It’s his job to go out and beat the crap out of other players so that the smaller players can do what they do and score goals. We see him get into a little fight with someone and then start coughing up blood. This leads to the usual series of mixed, inaccurate diag...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robert Sean Leonard
  • 2013
    Age 43
    From 2013 to 2014, Leonard had a recurring role as Dr. Roger Kadar on the television series Falling Skies.
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  • 2011
    Age 41
    On February 8, 2011, it was announced that Leonard would co-star as Paul Verrall in the 2011 Broadway revival of Born Yesterday beginning in March.
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  • 2007
    Age 37
    In 2007 Leonard appeared on Entertainment's Weeklys 100 list as "Dr. Underrated."
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  • 2004
    Age 34
    From 2004 he played Dr. James Wilson, head of the oncology department, on the FOX TV series House, until the series ended in 2012.
  • 2001
    Age 31
    Leonard has also appeared in Broadway musical productions, in 2001 replacing Craig Bierko as the lead performer in a successful revival of The Music Man.
    Leonard is a three-time Tony Award nominee (1993, 2001 and 2003), winning in 2001 (Best Actor – Featured Play) for his role as A. E. Housman in Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love.
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    Leonard won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in The Invention of Love in 2001.
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  • 1969
    Born on February 28, 1969.
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